Wheel Sizes

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Wheel Sizes

Postby BeenyBoy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:45 pm

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Hi

I've sent my grotty old wheels away to be rebuilt with new rims but the builder says that he is having difficulty getting hold of 17" rims and that his supplier says that they've "never known a Matchless have 17" rims- they should be 19". There's no size quoted in the workshop manual so I don't know which is correct. I would have thought the original 17" wheels that came on the bike were right... any thoughts ??

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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby ajscomboman » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 pm

Err, get a new wheel builder who knows what he's taking about would be my suggestion then. 17" rims are available and are standard fittings on your L/W.

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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby cbranni » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:06 pm

only dead fish go with the flow

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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby Stan Palmer » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:53 am

Are they full width or cotton reel ? In the unlikely event that the full width rims have been replaced it may be that spoke sets are only available for 19” rims as the cotton reels were used on the early heavyweights and also on the very rare G2 CS scramble model.
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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby Ozmadman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:02 am

ajscomboman wrote:Err, get a new wheel builder who knows what he's taking about would be my suggestion then. 17" rims are available and are standard fittings on your L/W.

+1 17" on yours and 18" on the 350's and the 250 CSR's
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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby clanger9 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:00 am

Definitely 17" for your bike.
Finding suitable tyres can be a challenge. Mine runs on Heidenau tubeless scooter tyres. Non-standard, but they're excellent.
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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby BeenyBoy » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:08 am

Thanks guys

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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby Martin.S » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:26 pm

Of course the G5 has 18" rims if you prefer a slightly bigger feel

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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby ajscomboman » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:22 am

Martin.S wrote:Of course the G5 has 18" rims if you prefer a slightly bigger feel


But a lot of suspension changes to make them fit.

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Re: Wheel Sizes

Postby Rangy65 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:19 am

Ok also the rear mudguard radius is different on the G5 to accommodate the 18'' Rim. The front mudguard seems to be fine.

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